Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Last week, the rain clouds parted and Lab employees came out to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr.

"Martin Luther King Jr. made such monumental change in this country during a time of turmoil. He was a source of light and a tremendous hero," said Director Bill Goldstein.

Employees wrote and recorded their earliest memories of King. Many shared how they work to carry on his legacy.

"My earliest memory was seeing his image as a child and wondering who he was. As I grew up, I learned he was a spirited man of diverse thinking. All he wanted was for everyone to respect each other as people. I try to live up to that expectation," said Program Administrator Angela Jefferson.

The Office of Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Programs Director Tony Baylis added, "Dr. King represented a role model for me who championed service to others. By his contributions to help others, it inspired and shaped me to do the same in my life."

The event featured live music from Whirlow's Jam Band playing songs from the '60s and '70s, with a guest appearance by Angela Jefferson on vocals.

The Office of Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Programs sponsored the celebration.